Archive for March, 2017

PHOTOS: Officers, Representatives Update Membership on Union Business at General Meeting, Urge Civic Activism in Light of Anti-Worker Policies

PHOTOS: Officers, Representatives Update Membership on Union Business at General Meeting, Urge Civic Activism in Light of Anti-Worker Policies

| March 30, 2017

  President John Coli Jr. presided as officers and representatives updated the membership on contracts, grievances, arbitrations and other union business during Teamsters Local 727’s general meeting on March 26. In the last month, Local 727 negotiated new contracts for Hawthorne ODT, Chicago Tribune drivers, and shuttle bus drivers and bellmen at the Orrington and […]

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Local 727 Continues to Stand Firm on Remaining Outstanding Issues in Contract Negotiations with SCI

| March 23, 2017

Representatives of Local 727 and Service Corporation International engaged in another round of negotiations for a successor agreement to the collective bargaining agreement, which expired June 30, 2016. Union representatives stood firm in their arguments and did not concede any ground on the nine provisions that remain outstanding: Article 2.4 – enrollment forms Article 3.1 […]

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Osco Unwilling to Compromise on Uniforms

Osco Unwilling to Compromise on Uniforms

| March 16, 2017

Last week, Local 727 filed a grievance due to Osco’s contract violation and past practices concerning new lab coat uniforms. During negotiations, members expressed concern over the quality and appearance of the lab coats provided by the employer. Instead of agreeing to provide better uniforms, Osco refused. As a result, the union stepped up to […]

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Local 727 Fights for Passage of New Pharmacy Work Rules in Chicago

| March 15, 2017

An ordinance was recently introduced by Ald. Edward Burke that mirrors the language of House Bill 2392, which calls for new pharmacy work rules. Teamsters Local 727 is determined to see that the ordinance gets a fair hearing in the Chicago City Council. “We’re pleased that Alderman Burke has proposed this ordinance for deliberation,” said […]

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Union Settles Grievance for Great Lakes Coca-Cola Seniority Rights

| March 13, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 representatives recently resolved a grievance for part-time Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution members who were being denied their seniority privileges. The grievance was originally filed in July 2016 when the union was informed that full-time vacancies were not being posted and filled in seniority order. Going forward GLCCD agreed that, pursuant to Article […]

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